Hadji, just after a Leone Stars training session, 4 September 2008
|Full name||Mustapha Bangura|
|Date of birth||24 October 1989|
|Place of birth||Freetown, Sierra Leone|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Nikos & Sokratis Erimis|
|2002–2006||Old Edwardians F.C.||27||(9)|
|2006–2008||Nea Salamis Famagusta FC||34||(9)|
|2009||→ AEP Paphos (loan)||5||(0)|
|2009–||→ Apollon Limassol (loan)||24||(6)|
|2014-||Nikos & Sokratis Erimis||9||(4)|
|Sierra Leone U-21||14||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Mustapha Bangura (born 24 October 1989 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) nickname Hadji, is a Sierra Leonean International footballer who currently plays as a Forward for Nikos & Sokratis Erimis in the Cypriot Second Division. He made his senior international debut for Sierra Leone on 6 September 2006 in a 2008 African Nations Cup qualifier against Mali in Freetown.He last game was on November 14, 2014 where he actually scored a beautiful goal against Côte d'Ivoire.
On 24 May 2011 Mustapha Bangura was involved in a car crash. To date, he is fully recovered from the injuries and is back at International duty with the last game been November 14, 2014 where he scored a fantastic goal against Côte d'Ivoire.
Bangura or Hadji, as he is commonly known was born and raised in Freetown, Sierra Leone to Temne parents. He attended secondary school at the Sierra Leone Grammar School at Murray Town in Freetown. Hadji was the best footballer at his secondary school and one of the best young footballers in Sierra Leone. Also he has the fastest goal scoring record in the history of junior Sierra Leonean football and secondary school competition. In 2004 he joined Old Edwardians, one of the top clubs in the Sierra Leone National Premier League. He spent two seasons with Edwards before he moved to Europe and joined the Cyprus First Division club Nea Salamina FC in 2006. In 2008 he joined AC Omonoia. The next year he moved to Apollon Limassol and he helped the team to win the 2009–10 Cypriot Cup, scoring also the opening goal of the final. In 2012 he joined AEK on a 2 year deal. In 2014 with joined Nikos & Socratis Erimis Fc on a 3 month deal only to get as many games on his feet to prepare him for the January window and for the National Team. For some weeks he was under intensive scouting from AS Monaco, Olympiacos FC and SV Werder Bremen.
He made his senior international debut for Sierra Leone on 6 September 2006 in a 2008 African Nations Cup qualifier against Mali in Freetown. Received a call up again for the upcoming 2 games in June 2013. Hadji is back in the squad after 2 years. He last game was on November 14, 2014 where he actually scored a beautiful goal against Côte d'Ivoire.
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